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Bonnie Cardell Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapist and Advanced LENS Neurofeedback provider specializing in adolescents and adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+. *Currently not accepting new psychotherapy clients and have a waitlist for new Neurofeedback/combined therapy clients. https://www.soundmindneurofeedback.com/
Psychotherapist and Advanced LENS Neurofeedback provider specializing in adolescents and adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+. *Currently not accepting new psychotherapy clients and have a waitlist for new Neurofeedback/combined therapy clients. https://www.soundmindneurofeedback.com/
(415) 484-9894 View (415) 484-9894
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Helene E Goble, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Helping people struggling with ADHD and trauma is my passion. I see ADHD as a different way to see and learn, not necessarily a "disorder." I enjoy working with clients who are ready to find ways to increase their quality of life. Another focus of treatment is exploring unresolved trauma that impacts functioning. It's amazing how processing these events changes the way you react to stress. The difference is processing from the mid brain. Brainspotting is used to accomplish this necessary part of healing. It literally speeds up therapy. Let's talk and decide if it can help.
Helping people struggling with ADHD and trauma is my passion. I see ADHD as a different way to see and learn, not necessarily a "disorder." I enjoy working with clients who are ready to find ways to increase their quality of life. Another focus of treatment is exploring unresolved trauma that impacts functioning. It's amazing how processing these events changes the way you react to stress. The difference is processing from the mid brain. Brainspotting is used to accomplish this necessary part of healing. It literally speeds up therapy. Let's talk and decide if it can help.
(916) 472-0858 View (916) 472-0858
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Ariel Wilcoxen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
My name is Ariel Wilcoxen. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, couples, families, and adolescents. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My theoretical orientation is comprised of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), Adlerian, and Transactional analysis. I also have experience with Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and reality therapy to assist with guiding clients toward healing and/or achieving their personal goals.
My name is Ariel Wilcoxen. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, couples, families, and adolescents. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My theoretical orientation is comprised of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), Adlerian, and Transactional analysis. I also have experience with Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and reality therapy to assist with guiding clients toward healing and/or achieving their personal goals.
(916) 398-2346 View (916) 398-2346
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Nisreen Mandilawi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out for help and support takes courage. Finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with is the first step to making positive changes in your life. My hope as a therapist is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to heal from past or present pain, grow with self insight, and ultimately live a more enjoyable and meaningful life. I value and respect the differences in people and use a collaborative and non-judgmental approach when working with people.
Reaching out for help and support takes courage. Finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with is the first step to making positive changes in your life. My hope as a therapist is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to heal from past or present pain, grow with self insight, and ultimately live a more enjoyable and meaningful life. I value and respect the differences in people and use a collaborative and non-judgmental approach when working with people.
(916) 604-8727 View (916) 604-8727
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Christian Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I typically work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, difficulties in decision-making, mood disorders, and bereavement. I also enjoy working with clients who are seeking self-actualization or perhaps want a space to process their feelings and fine-tune their mental health.
I typically work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, difficulties in decision-making, mood disorders, and bereavement. I also enjoy working with clients who are seeking self-actualization or perhaps want a space to process their feelings and fine-tune their mental health.
(916) 659-8424 View (916) 659-8424
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Kelvin Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
(916) 584-9627 View (916) 584-9627
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Jennifer Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
(530) 314-7425 View (530) 314-7425
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Aleksey Sharipov
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you feel less alone and overwhelmed by the challenges life can present. Whether it's panic attacks, social anxiety, sadness, apathy, lack of motivation, anger, relationship conflict, or other concerns, we'll work on a solution. I understand how limiting psychological distress can be and am passionate about helping you start living a more meaningful and engaged life. I draw from the insights of psychodynamic theorists to explore unconscious motivations, from the wisdom of interpersonal thinkers to understand your relationships, and from the science of cognitive behavioral researchers to change your thinking and attitudes.
My goal is to help you feel less alone and overwhelmed by the challenges life can present. Whether it's panic attacks, social anxiety, sadness, apathy, lack of motivation, anger, relationship conflict, or other concerns, we'll work on a solution. I understand how limiting psychological distress can be and am passionate about helping you start living a more meaningful and engaged life. I draw from the insights of psychodynamic theorists to explore unconscious motivations, from the wisdom of interpersonal thinkers to understand your relationships, and from the science of cognitive behavioral researchers to change your thinking and attitudes.
(916) 507-1753 View (916) 507-1753
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Jennifer Mattice
MS, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
My nursing experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, Brainspotting sessions. With over 30 years of experience including Pediatric ICU, pre-hospital helicopter transport, and Emergency Medicine, I strive to help the healers in my community. I would like the opportunity to help you process the daily trauma your jobs create and guide you to a place with more peace and less stress. I have been there and I would like the opportunity to teach you how to heal your nervous system. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and Life Coach.
My nursing experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, Brainspotting sessions. With over 30 years of experience including Pediatric ICU, pre-hospital helicopter transport, and Emergency Medicine, I strive to help the healers in my community. I would like the opportunity to help you process the daily trauma your jobs create and guide you to a place with more peace and less stress. I have been there and I would like the opportunity to teach you how to heal your nervous system. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and Life Coach.
(916) 975-8718 View (916) 975-8718
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Shawna Valverde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Everyone needs and deserves health in all forms. I believe therapy is no different than medical treatment or dental care. People often don't want to pursue therapy because they don't think their discomfort is enough to warrant the expense. Whether the sessions are many or few, therapy can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. Emotional health is an investment in your quality of life.
Everyone needs and deserves health in all forms. I believe therapy is no different than medical treatment or dental care. People often don't want to pursue therapy because they don't think their discomfort is enough to warrant the expense. Whether the sessions are many or few, therapy can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. Emotional health is an investment in your quality of life.
(916) 288-9783 View (916) 288-9783
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Julia Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hello, I'm Julia Garcia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the behavioral health field for more than 30 years, beginning as a resource outreach counselor, then eventually as a clinical therapist over the years, working with infants, adolescents, families, and women with trauma and SUD issues. I am a trauma-focused therapist who enjoys working with families and individuals. I utilized a trauma-focused approach to CBT, DBT, PCIT, Grief, and Parenting issues. I have found that CBT and DBT approaches work well to assist clients who have extensive trauma-based issues.
Hello, I'm Julia Garcia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the behavioral health field for more than 30 years, beginning as a resource outreach counselor, then eventually as a clinical therapist over the years, working with infants, adolescents, families, and women with trauma and SUD issues. I am a trauma-focused therapist who enjoys working with families and individuals. I utilized a trauma-focused approach to CBT, DBT, PCIT, Grief, and Parenting issues. I have found that CBT and DBT approaches work well to assist clients who have extensive trauma-based issues.
(916) 659-5523 View (916) 659-5523
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Dialogue with Diseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
DON’T. STAY. STUCK. You do not have to work through life’s challenges alone. If you are going through a transition, if you are having relationship issues, experiencing anxiety or depression or you are feeling overwhelmed with current events, I would like to help you navigate these challenges. I help empower individuals and couples to overcome difficulties by exploring complex emotions and behaviors and targeting unhealthy thought patterns.
DON’T. STAY. STUCK. You do not have to work through life’s challenges alone. If you are going through a transition, if you are having relationship issues, experiencing anxiety or depression or you are feeling overwhelmed with current events, I would like to help you navigate these challenges. I help empower individuals and couples to overcome difficulties by exploring complex emotions and behaviors and targeting unhealthy thought patterns.
(916) 580-2807 View (916) 580-2807
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Jill Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
(916) 314-7728 View (916) 314-7728
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Everson Psychotherapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Waitlist for new clients
I commend you for searching for help! My empathetic, caring, and encouraging approach along with my education, specialized training, and life experiences continues to be of help to most people, while having a niche with tween/teen boys, men, veterans, couples, and parents. My life experience with adoption, military life, leading non-profits, marital challenges, men's issues, raising teens, overcoming addictions, and struggles with faith may also help you. Training to help with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety with Brainspotting and EMDR can provide the healing you and your loved one's have been seeking for some time.
I commend you for searching for help! My empathetic, caring, and encouraging approach along with my education, specialized training, and life experiences continues to be of help to most people, while having a niche with tween/teen boys, men, veterans, couples, and parents. My life experience with adoption, military life, leading non-profits, marital challenges, men's issues, raising teens, overcoming addictions, and struggles with faith may also help you. Training to help with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety with Brainspotting and EMDR can provide the healing you and your loved one's have been seeking for some time.
(916) 597-1107 View (916) 597-1107
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Alanna Villanueva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hola hola! First off, proud of you for exploring the idea of therapy, it is not easy to take that first step. My name is Alanna Villanueva, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in California. I genuinely enjoy supporting my clients through the therapeutic process. My approach is collaborative, culturally minded, authentic (pain is real), and based on evidence and truth. Whether it is a faith crisis, recent or historical traumatic event, challenges with your relationship with food, or navigating new life changes; I am here to walk alongside you in this season.
Hola hola! First off, proud of you for exploring the idea of therapy, it is not easy to take that first step. My name is Alanna Villanueva, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in California. I genuinely enjoy supporting my clients through the therapeutic process. My approach is collaborative, culturally minded, authentic (pain is real), and based on evidence and truth. Whether it is a faith crisis, recent or historical traumatic event, challenges with your relationship with food, or navigating new life changes; I am here to walk alongside you in this season.
(916) 571-6690 View (916) 571-6690
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Kathleen McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, a lack of self compassion or general well being? You are not alone if you feel stuck in the past, uncertain of the future, or feel lost, confused and out of balance!
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, a lack of self compassion or general well being? You are not alone if you feel stuck in the past, uncertain of the future, or feel lost, confused and out of balance!
(916) 270-6593 View (916) 270-6593
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Seija Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself back in the same negative situations with the same kind of people, over and over? Are you a 'people pleaser'? Do you take care of everyone else first? I often work with individuals, couples or families that struggle with saying 'no' and setting healthy boundaries. The people I work with generally want to feel more in control of their lives, learn to manage emotions effectively and have better relationships. With teenagers and young adults, I work together with them to bring balance into their lives, specifically because there are currently too many stressors for young people.
Do you find yourself back in the same negative situations with the same kind of people, over and over? Are you a 'people pleaser'? Do you take care of everyone else first? I often work with individuals, couples or families that struggle with saying 'no' and setting healthy boundaries. The people I work with generally want to feel more in control of their lives, learn to manage emotions effectively and have better relationships. With teenagers and young adults, I work together with them to bring balance into their lives, specifically because there are currently too many stressors for young people.
(916) 299-8083 View (916) 299-8083
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Martha Nunez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Waitlist for new clients
Do often find yourself wondering what you can do to feel better? Do you feel sad or feel that you have no energy or oomph? Do you want a break from the stress? Maybe you are worried about your teen and not sure how to help them. You may wonder if you will ever find answers to your problems. It seems like you’ve tried everything but nothing works, at least not for very long. Maybe you've even tried therapy before, but it's only helped temporarily. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure it’s someone who you can really connect with and also someone who will keep you in the loop.
Do often find yourself wondering what you can do to feel better? Do you feel sad or feel that you have no energy or oomph? Do you want a break from the stress? Maybe you are worried about your teen and not sure how to help them. You may wonder if you will ever find answers to your problems. It seems like you’ve tried everything but nothing works, at least not for very long. Maybe you've even tried therapy before, but it's only helped temporarily. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure it’s someone who you can really connect with and also someone who will keep you in the loop.
(916) 347-4460 View (916) 347-4460
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Brandi Juarez Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Glad you're here. You may not be in the best mood, relationship, or situation, and you might be trying to help a loved one find a therapist; whatever it is - you are in the right place. My theoretical approach is always client-centered with an ecclectic treatment approach pulling from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, and Brainspotting therapies. I love helping people willing to explore hard things - who've had trauma - who are ready for different and want to make the most of it - who understand the importance of being true to yourself while honoring life choices for others - with strength.
Glad you're here. You may not be in the best mood, relationship, or situation, and you might be trying to help a loved one find a therapist; whatever it is - you are in the right place. My theoretical approach is always client-centered with an ecclectic treatment approach pulling from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, and Brainspotting therapies. I love helping people willing to explore hard things - who've had trauma - who are ready for different and want to make the most of it - who understand the importance of being true to yourself while honoring life choices for others - with strength.
(916) 710-8845 View (916) 710-8845
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Kristine Ibrahimi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, I'm Kristine Ibrahimi and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am based in Irvine, California, and offer therapy throughout anywhere in California via telehealth. I am dedicated to fostering a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space where you can navigate life's challenges, gain deeper self-understanding, and become the best version of yourself. I am passionate about guiding individuals on their journeys toward self-discovery, resilience, and enhanced overall life satisfaction.
Hi, I'm Kristine Ibrahimi and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am based in Irvine, California, and offer therapy throughout anywhere in California via telehealth. I am dedicated to fostering a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space where you can navigate life's challenges, gain deeper self-understanding, and become the best version of yourself. I am passionate about guiding individuals on their journeys toward self-discovery, resilience, and enhanced overall life satisfaction.
(916) 775-8296 View (916) 775-8296

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Number of Therapists in 95608

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 95608 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
68% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% MHN | Health Net
70% Aetna
66% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 95608 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95608?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.